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Safe Routes

What does our committee do?

  • Work with Encinal staff to promote and enhance pedestrian, bicycle, and car safety on and near campus.
  • Represent Encinal within the citywide Parents for Safe Routes organization.


What types of responsibilities do our volunteers have?

  • Planning how the school will encourage activities such as International Walk to School Day & Bike, Walk, and Roll Week.
  • Monitoring the traffic situation around Encinal and bringing concerns and ideas to school/district administrators.
  • Helping the school implement a pedestrian and bicycle safety curriculum. This work is beginning with grades 3–5 in spring 2018.


When do we need you?

  • All school year, especially Fall and Spring, when the most people are biking and walking.
  • 1X per month for citywide Parents for Safe Routes meeting (share ideas among campus representatives & hear updates from city of Menlo Park.


How much time commitment is involved?

  • ~3 hours per quarter, depending on events or activities planned
  • 5 hours/month to attend the Parents for Safe Routes meetings


Any special skills required?

  • Know or learn the laws and best practices around pedestrian and bicycle safety
  • Be proactive about brining issues to the Encinal/MPCSD administration or city of MP/town of Atherton’s attention.



Please refer to the PTO Committees table to contact the committee chair.